Gay Guide To Minneapolis, Minnesota
A selection of members from Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota, with a population of approximately 390,000 people, and has the nickname of the ‘City of Lakes’ due to the presence of so many lakes and other bodies of water in the area. The climate varies according to the season, with hot and humid summers and very cold winters with plenty of snowfall, so if you have a preference, you ought to make your travel plans accordingly. Minneapolis has a burgeoning gay scene and its gay-friendly status has been cemented by the fact it was one of the first cities to ban homophobic discrimination.
Although there isn’t one particular gay neighbourhood that stands out, there is a significant LGBT presence in the city and if you’re interested in the city’s nightlife, it is definitely worth paying a visit to the downtown area, as this is where most of the gay bars and clubs are concentrated. You can also visit the numerous restaurants, shops and boutiques, and stay at the gay-friendly hotels and resorts situated in the area. The Twin Cities Pride festival that takes place in June is also a popular event where members of the LGBT community come together to enjoy the many festivities on offer, including concerts and shows. If you’re looking for something to do in Minneapolis, you might want to think about going to the theatre, since there are so many theatres in the area, whilst the Minnesota Fringe Festival is a popular event that takes place annually. There are also numerous art galleries and museums in the city, whilst if you prefer something that requires a little more physical exertion, there are other things to do. You may decide to pay a visit to any number of lakes based in the area and go walking, cycling, swimming or boating. Minnesota is a beautiful, welcoming city with a notable gay population and is a place you can feel very much at home in.
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